OUR INTERN AND VOLUNTEER IN ECUADOR PROJECTS

Volunteer in Ecuador, undoubtedly one of the most geographically diverse places to visit in the world.

    Volunteer in Ecuador

    Despite being the second-smallest country in Latin America, Ecuador boasts a multitude of contrasting landscapes. In one day, you can journey from black water lagoons of the Amazon basin, across glaciated Andean volcanoes, through dense tree canopies in the cloud forest to arrive at the Pacific coast. The ever-increasing urban populations of Ecuador have had a negative impact on these beautiful landscapes and their respective wildlife populations. Education and conservation projects are working to protect these resources as well as support the indigenous communities that are being pushed to the side by urbanisation.

    Kaya’s volunteer projects in Ecuador range from rehabilitating animals at a Wildlife Centre in the Amazon to providing education to child laborers in an Outreach Programme in the capital of Quito. If you have experience in the healthcare sector, you can support indigenous communities on our Public Healthcare Placement in Riobamba. We’re thankful to report that Kaya’s volunteer and internship projects in Ecuador were unaffected following the earthquake in April 2016. Participants are still being accepted and their efforts are needed more than ever to help support the local economies after this disaster.

    In your free time in Ecuador, explore the vibrant capital city of Quito. Located high up in the Andes, it boasts an exquisite, colonial centre and stunning 16th century cathedral. Hop aboard the sky tram up to Pichincha volcano for spectacular views over the mountainous landscape. Don’t miss trying the local dishes of ceviche (raw fish marinated in citrus juices) or humitas (corn dumplings).

    Weekend activities won’t disappoint in Ecuador! Adventurers can climb the country’s highest peak, Mount Chimborazo, or go paragliding or biking in the cloud forests of the Andes. Take a trip to Mindo, a small town enveloped in forested mountains, where you can hike to dramatic waterfalls. If you fancy extending your trip, visit the majestic Galapagos Islands, inhabited by creatures that you are unlikely to see anywhere else in the world!

    For more suggestions on what to do during your intern or volunteer in Ecuador project, read our blog: ‘An Ultimate Bucket List for those visiting Ecuador’.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Here are some important facts about Ecuador

    • Population 15,868,396 / July 2015 estimate
    • Language -Castilian Spanish (official language) 93%, Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2%
    • Religion – Roman Catholic 74%, Evangelical 10.4%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.2%, other 6.4%, atheist 7.9%, agnostic 0.1%
    • Currency – US Dollar (USD)
    • Climate – tropical along the coast and in Amazonian jungle lowlands, cooler in the inlands, especially at higher elevations

    Source: www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

    Human rights and girls’ empowerment volunteering in Quito

    Human rights and girls’ empowerment volunteering in Quito

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    Veterinary Internship in Ecuador

    Join us as on this veterinary internship in Ecuador and contribute to improving the welfare of wildlife while developing your CV/Resume

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    Fair Trade Internship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest

    Join our Fair Trade Internship in the Amazon Rainforest at a unique tea project doing sustainable economic development, cultural preservation and conservation.

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    Amazon Rainforest Wildlife Rescue in Ecuador

    In partnership with a local indigenous family that lives in the Amazon rainforest, this centre rehabilitates wild animals from the jungle that were victims of abuse and animal trafficking.

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    Sustainable Economic and Community Development in Ecuador

    Volunteer in Ecuador on an economic and community development initiative to help families preserve their values, culture and environment and create sustainable livelihoods.

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    Medical Spanish Language Course

    We’ve got the perfect program for medical students and professionals who want healthcare experience abroad.

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    Learn Spanish in Ecuador

    By learning Spanish in Ecuador you will be immersed in the language as well as experiencing the wonderful culture.

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    Turtle and Marine Environmental Conservation and Education in Ecuador

    Volunteer on this turtle, sharks and marine research, conservation and education project on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador to protect habitats and species.

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    Health and Medical Internship in Ecuador

    This health and medical internship in Ecuador will give medical, biology and science students insights into issues in global health, traditional medicine and medical practice.

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    Spring Break Volunteering on a Sustainable Community Project in Ecuador

    Spend your Spring Break volunteering in Ecuador and support 50 families to preserve their cultural identity and community.

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    Rural Public Health Volunteering in Ecuador

    If you are interested in community development with a health focus then this rural public health volunteering placement is perfect for you.

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    Integrated Music, Dance and Art Therapy for Children with Special Needs in Ecuador

    Volunteer and use your creative skills on this integrated therapy project for children with disabilities and learning difficulties in Ecuador.

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    Family Volunteering: Ecotourism and Community Development in Ecuador

    Volunteer in Ecuador and the whole family will enjoy living in a tight-knit community, working on small conservation projects in the misty cloud forest.

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    Environmental Conservation on Biological Stations in the Amazon and on the Coast of Ecuador

    Volunteer in the Amazon or the coast of Ecuador on this environmental conservation project and gain an incredible insight into the bio-diversity of this region.

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    Education Outreach for Child Workers in the Markets in Ecuador

    Volunteer in Quito and help with the education of children who work upwards of ten hours a day in the markets, streets and countryside of Ecuador to support their families.

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    Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest

    If you are interested in environmental science and conservation efforts then volunteer on this project located in the stunning Cloud Forest in Ecuador.

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    Easy 3-step application process

    APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.

     

    TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.

     

    GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.

     

     

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